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kfrasier 09-03-2012 04:51 PM

Need help installing ceiling fan
 
My husband is trying to install a ceiling fan in our new home. We had the builder wire/brace for a ceiling fan, and we figured we could install the actual fan ourselves.

There are four wires in the ceiling:
-Black
-White
-Bare
-Red

He hooked up the fan mount to the corresponding black, white and bare wires following the directions. But we are not sure what to do with the red wire? This is his first time doing electrical work and we want to figure it out.

Any suggestions??

joecaption 09-03-2012 05:13 PM

Is there one switch for the fan and another for the light?
Is there two differant switches that can run this one fan?

kfrasier 09-03-2012 05:15 PM

I *think* there is one switch for the fan and one switch for the light, because up until now one switch has controlled the lone light bulb in the wire/brace, and the other switch has controlled nothing.

Gac66610 09-03-2012 05:20 PM

Black to Black
White to White
Bare to Green
Red to Blue

(unless its black with a white stripe) mainly for Hunter fans ... I believe

kfrasier 09-03-2012 06:12 PM

Awesome, we got it thanks!!


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